AUGUST 26, 2013
26 / 08 / 2013
August 26, 2013: we’re in the Saguenay, near Baie Sainte-Marguerite. We make contact with a herd of some forty adult and young belugas. Within the herd we spot Slash, a regular visitor to the sector. The herd splits into two groups. One of the two groups is resting, while the other is quite active! Indeed, we can see pectoral fins and heads poking out of the water. The number of calves counted that day is particularly high: six.
This is the last time we would encounter Slash. Barely a week later, on September 2, 2013, her carcass is discovered at Longue-Rive in the Haute-Côte-Nord region. Analysis of the growth layers in her teeth confirms that she was a mature female, 47 years old. His story remains a precious source of information for our knowledge of this fragile population.
Update: march 16, 2017